Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM
Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM
Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM
Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM
Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM
Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM
Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM
Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM
Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM
Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM
Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM
Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM
Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM
Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM
Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM
Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM
Kumquat Fortunella Margarita Seeds Jin Ju - Plant Seeds - 999tcm - 999TCM

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Fortunella Margarita (Kumquat) 金橘
Kumquats (or cumquats in Australian English) are a group of small fruit-bearing trees in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, either forming the genus Fortunella, or placed within Citrus sensu lato. The edible fruit closely resembles that of the orange (Citrus sinensis), but it is much smaller, being approximately the size and shape of a large olive. Kumquat is a fairly cold hardy citrus.

Origin
The plant is native to south Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. The earliest historical reference to kumquats appears in literature of China in the 12th century. They have long been cultivated in India, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and southeast Asia. They were introduced to Europe in 1846 by Robert Fortune, collector for the London Horticultural Society, and shortly thereafter into North America.

Description
They are slow-growing evergreen shrubs or short trees, from 2.5 to 4.5 meters (8 to 15 ft) tall, with dense branches, sometimes bearing small thorns. The leaves are dark glossy green, and the flowers are white, similar to other citrus flowers, borne singly or clustered in the leaf-axils. Depending on size, the kumquat tree can produce hundreds or even thousands of fruits each year. The tree can be hydrophytic, grown in water, with the fruit often found floating on water near shore during the ripe season.

Planting:
Propagate from the seed in spring at 59-75°F (15-24°C). In summer, root semi-ripe cuttings using bottom heat. Semi-ripe cuttings are cuttings taken from semi-mature wood.

Plant Growth:
Evergreen shrubs or small trees, found in moist areas. Grows best with full sun exposure. In areas where Fortunella is not growing hardy, raise plants in a conservatory or cool greenhouse. Cool greenhouses have a minimum temperature of 35°F (2°C). During the day, set temperatures between 41-50°F (5-10°C), and at night, keep the temperature at 36°F (2°C). Where hardy, kumquats works well in a mixed or shrub border, in a courtyard, or as an ornamental.

Blooming:
Blooms fragrant, waxy, 5-petaled white flowers followed by orange-yellow, edible fruits.

Soil and Irrigation:
Does best in moderately fertile, moist, yet well-draining soil. Soil-based potting mixes work fine for indoor plants. Water liberally during the growing season, less in winter. Top-dress or pot on in spring.

Fertilization:
Needs moderately fertile soil to grow well. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly during the growing season.

Pruning:
Remove crossing or wayward shoots, annually, in late winter or early spring to maintain a healthy framework. Plants grown indoors may required extensive pruning.

Pests:
Prone to spider mites, whiteflies, scale insects, citrus viruses and viroids, stem blights, leaf spots, and foot rot.

 

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